Monday, October 5, 2009

Arrogance of the Dwarfs

Quoting a post titled Arrogance of the Dwarfs by Muhammad Asadi of

When one studies even casually the cosmos, and there are many resources available today to study it given scientific research that is accessible by the layperson in numerous books available on the subject, it has a humbling effect.

Behind this humbling effect is the fact of the grandeur of the universe and the near microscopic nature of humanity within it regardless of the arrogance of the elite that claim to run this planet, strutting around claiming to be ’god’. All their military might and nuclear arsenal would easily be overshadowed by a tiny portion of a tiny portion of the sun, which is itself dwarfed by the millions of other more massive stars in the universe.


It also tells us how misguided the ignoramuses who worship this elite as "all powerful" are, and how talks of "super powers" and empires, wars and great countries are actually talks about dwarfs that have lost perspective of their position in the scheme of things, things much bigger than themselves out there, and brings to the forefront this indisputably true statement of the Quran (40:57):

لَخَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَكْبَرُ مِنْ خَلْقِ النَّاسِ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

"Indeed, the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of humankind, but most humankind do not know (this fact)."

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